It is when man has lost the idea

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It is when man has lost the idea of separateness and feels himself at one
with all creation that his eyes are opened and he sees the cause of all
things.

Bowl of Saki, September 27, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:

Every being and object which is distinctly separate may be called an
entity, but what one calls an individual is a conception of our
imagination; and the true meaning of that conception will be realized on
the day when the ultimate truth throws its light upon life. On that day no
one will speak about individuality; one will say ‘God’ and no more.

There are many beings, but at the same time there is one, the only Being.
Therefore objects such as streams and mountains are also living, but they
only exist separately to our outer vision. When our inner vision opens then
the separation is shown as a veil; then there is one vision alone, and that
is the immanence of God.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_12.htm

As soon as the soul begins to say ‘I’ he is exiled from heaven, for all
blessings belong to the state which the soul experienced before he claimed
to be ‘I’, a separate entity, separate from others. It is because of this
that man, whatever his position, whatever his situation in life, is not
fully happy. The trouble of one may perhaps be greater than that of
another, but both he who resides in heavenly palaces and the inhabitant of
a grass hut have their troubles; both have their pain. But man finds the
reason for all afflictions in the life outside him. The Sufi finds it in
that one sin: that of having claimed to be ‘I’. With this claim came all
the trouble, it continued, and it will always continue. This sin has such a
hold upon the soul that it is just like the eclipse of the sun, when its
light is covered and cannot shine.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/XII/XII_I_5.htm

There is an innate desire in every human being for knowledge. … With man
this desire is never satisfied. He always wants to know more. There is ever
a restless craving within him for knowledge. This is It is when man has lost the idea of separateness and feels himself at one
with all creation that his eyes are opened and he sees the cause of all
things.

Bowl of Saki, September 27, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:

Every being and object which is distinctly separate may be called an
entity, but what one calls an individual is a conception of our
imagination; and the true meaning of that conception will be realized on
the day when the ultimate truth throws its light upon life. On that day no
one will speak about individuality; one will say ‘God’ and no more.

There are many beings, but at the same time there is one, the only Being.
Therefore objects such as streams and mountains are also living, but they
only exist separately to our outer vision. When our inner vision opens then
the separation is shown as a veil; then there is one vision alone, and that
is the immanence of God.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_12.htm

As soon as the soul begins to say ‘I’ he is exiled from heaven, for all
blessings belong to the state which the soul experienced before he claimed
to be ‘I’, a separate entity, separate from others. It is because of this
that man, whatever his position, whatever his situation in life, is not
fully happy. The trouble of one may perhaps be greater than that of
another, but both he who resides in heavenly palaces and the inhabitant of
a grass hut have their troubles; both have their pain. But man finds the
reason for all afflictions in the life outside him. The Sufi finds it in
that one sin: that of having claimed to be ‘I’. With this claim came all
the trouble, it continued, and it will always continue. This sin has such a
hold upon the soul that it is just like the eclipse of the sun, when its
light is covered and cannot shine.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/XII/XII_I_5.htm

There is an innate desire in every human being for knowledge. … With man
this desire is never satisfied. He always wants to know more. There is ever
a restless craving within him for knowledge. This is because he does not
look for the cause in the right way. He only sees the external causes, and
not the cause underlying the cause, and below that, the primal cause. For
example, a man who has become estranged from his friend only sees perhaps
the superficial cause, and calls his friend unkind; or he may even admit
that he himself is at fault, or he may go still deeper and say that owing
to a certain planetary influence they cannot be friendly. Yet he has not
probed the cause of this cause. …

For this reason the religions taught the God-ideal, that the primal cause
might be sought through the pursuit of God. It is when man has lost the
idea of duality and feels himself at one with all creation, that his eyes
are opened and he sees the cause of everything.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_30.htm

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